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The 12 Projects of Christmas 2023: Project #12

I really was not planning on waiting to share this card until Christmas Day, but for lots of reasons that's how it turned out. I posted the video on YouTube weeks ago, and this connected blog post has been long in coming. Although it's probably too late for you to make this card for Christmas 2023, I am extremely excited and proud to share this adorable fun fold card that you can duplicate with other products, too!


At first glance, the card looks like a regular card.



Then, when it opens, the magic happens...




Doesn't it almost look like snow globe? But wait! There's more...


If you study the last picture above closely, you can see that I started with a full 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, which is scored in half in both directions. I then cut the upper left section, making sure to cut just beyond the score line on the right side so that when that upper right section closes, the bottom left section can easily fold over the top of it.




Let's take a look at the front again. I cut a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Garden Green cardstock and layered it in the center of the section. I then cut out of that section the largest of the Countryside Corners Dies to create a big window.


I cut the same size Countryside Corners Die from A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper - one that incidently looks like a snowy sky - and adhered that into the opening of the front of the card, so it actually sticks to the inside of the card when the card is open.








When the card is open, you'll be able to see that beautiful paper, along with the tree I created using the Merriest Trees stamp set and dies and Garden Green and Mossy Meadow ink. I stamped the tree 5 times, then cut each section using the dies, and adhering the different sections of the tree on top of each other. Notice the super sparkly star at the top, which was cut from the More Dazzle Specialty Paper. Soooooo pretty!


Now look back at the closed card above. Notice I added a piece of 3" x 3/4" Basic White cardstock for the sentiment, just adhering it to the left edge of the front of the card and positioning it so it tucks under one of the sections of trees.




Finally, when that last panel is revealed, I decorated the inside quite simply, using a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Basic White cardstock to write the inside message. I used a piece of 4" x 3/4" A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper. Finishing it off with one more tree is simply perfect.














You can watch here as I created the card:





For a list of supplies I used to make the card, along with links to my online store, please see the bottom of this post.


Merry Christmas, friends!

Amy








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